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Father-daughter duo aims to inspire generation of ‘SuperKind’ heroes

LOS ANGELES — When 6-year-old Eva came home from a school assembly about bullying, she had one thought on her mind.

November 04, 2015 | Natalie Crofts | Hot Topics

Clash of stars could end in explosion, black holes

GERMANY — Two young, massive stars are touching and scientists are anxiously watching to see what happens next.

November 02, 2015 | Natalie Crofts | Hot Topics

The evolving landscape of comic strips

For more than a century, the Sunday Funnies have been favorites for readers of all ages. Whether they are chronicling the political uprisings of the times or expressing the mundane in everyday life, comic strips have provided a “moment of levity” in newspapers, according to Brendan Burford, editor at King Features Syndicate.

November 02, 2015 | Maddie Swensen Deseret News | Hot Topics

Book review: 'Fatal Exchange' is a mystery set in Paris

"FATAL EXCHANGE: A Christy Spy Novel," by Cindy M. Hogan, O'neal Publishing, $14.99, 209 pages (f) (ages 16 and up)

November 01, 2015 | Mike Whitmer Deseret News | Hot Topics

Home remodeling horror stories

Happy Halloween! In honor of the scary holiday, we want to discuss some of the most common remodeling nightmares: total budget annihilation, the great disappearing contractor, and the never-ending project house. The good news is these remodeling nightmares can be avoided with careful planning and a strong project team.

November 01, 2015 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics

12 things to do today to make life a little easier

Not to add on to your growing to-do list, but there’s a couple tasks that are going to be worth your valuable time.

November 01, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Hot Topics

This celebrity unveils her secret to losing baby weight

Celebrity actress Jessica Biel just revealed her secrets to losing baby weight.

October 29, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

Book review: 'Spinning Starlight' is a sci-fi retelling of 'Wild Swans'

"SPINNING STARLIGHT," by R.C. Lewis, Hyperion, $17.99, 327 pages (f) (ages 13 and up)

October 28, 2015 | Rosemarie Howard Deseret News | Hot Topics

Cookbook review: 'The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook' shares recipes, mystery writing tips

"THE MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA COOKBOOK: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For," edited by Kate White, Quirk Books, $24.95, 176 pages

October 28, 2015 | Ginny Romney Deseret News | Hot Topics

Upcycle Halloween candy into mouth-watering desserts

Upcycling Halloween treats is a paradoxical task; presumably, you have already eaten your favorite confections, so it is the B-list candy you will be working with. But that only serves to make the challenge more enticing. Here are two desserts to help satisfy your post-Halloween sweet tooth and use up some of that candy.

October 28, 2015 | Pam McMurtry Deseret News | Hot Topics

Scientist makes fingerprints glow after home burglary

AUSTRALIA — After scientist Kang Liang’s home was burglarized, he didn’t want the thieves to get off easy.

October 28, 2015 | Natalie Crofts | Hot Topics

Book review: Walt Longmire returns with valuable dinosaur bones in Craig Johnson mystery

"DRY BONES: A Walt Longmire Mystery," by Craig Johnson, Viking, $27.99, 320 pages (f)

October 26, 2015 | Steve Larson Deseret News | Hot Topics

Book review: 'The Haunting of Springett Hall' is a romance abounding with ghosts

"THE HAUNTING OF SPRINGETT HALL," by E.B. Wheeler, Sweetwater Books, $16.99, 243 pages (ages 13 and up)

October 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Reid Deseret News | Hot Topics

125-million-year-old cretaceous ‘furball’ is oldest known mammal

CHICAGO — A rodent-like specimen that walked on Earth 125 million years ago is the oldest mammal discovered yet.

October 25, 2015 | Natalie Crofts | Hot Topics

Home remodeling with pets in mind

When we ask potential clients about the makeup of their family, it is always useful if they include their pets on the list. While goldfish and a parakeet don’t require much special design attention, dogs and cats do.

October 25, 2015 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics

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Book review: Readers won't want to leave 'Entry Island'

"ENTRY ISLAND," by Peter May, Quercus, $26.99, 464 pages (f)

November 24, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

House design elements to consider for holiday entertaining

A line we use with most clients is, “We aren’t going to design for Thanksgiving!”

November 23, 2015 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics

Author tells how seeds have been vital to world history

How do you summarize a book that traverses every continent, plumbs the depths of human and paleontological history and skims both the ocean waves and ...

November 23, 2015 | Taylor Halverson Deseret News | Hot Topics

Milky Way formed around oldest stars ever found, study says

CANBERRA, Australia — Before the Milky Way galaxy came to be, a group of stars was already hanging out in its future neighborhood.

November 18, 2015 | Natalie Crofts | Hot Topics

Leonids meteor shower to peak around midnight Tuesday

The annual Leonids meteor shower is about to peak.

November 17, 2015 | Natalie Crofts | Hot Topics

Book review: 'Solar Express' details journey of alien artifact mystery

"SOLAR EXPRESS," by L.E. Modesitt Jr., Tor Books, $27.99, 454 pages (f)

November 16, 2015 | Sharon Haddock Deseret News | Hot Topics

Officer helps injured runner across finish line, photo goes viral

SAVANNAH, Georgia — It’s not uncommon for runners to get emotional when they complete a big race, but one man’s unforgettable finish continues to ...

November 16, 2015 | Jessica Ivins | Hot Topics

7 ways to effectively utilize the time spent on your smartphone

Are you a parent that feels guilty about how often you look at your phone? Here are seven ways to utilize time spent on your ...

November 16, 2015 | Lacey Pappas FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Mars’ moon is being pulled apart, NASA says

GREENBELT, Md. — The process could take 30 to 50 million years, but NASA says Mars’ moon is falling apart.

November 16, 2015 | Natalie Crofts | Hot Topics

Joe’s Crab Shack tests ‘no-tipping’ policy

HOUSTON — A popular restaurant chain is telling its customers to hold the tip.

November 15, 2015 | Jessica Ivins | Hot Topics

Book review: 'Curiosity House' is full of interesting characters and adventurous experiences

"CURIOSITY HOUSE: The Shrunken Head," by Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester, illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe, HarperCollins, $16.99, 368 pages (f) (ages 10 and ...

November 15, 2015 | Mike Whitmer Deseret News | Hot Topics

5 must-do tasks for every homeowner — before winter comes

So another glorious summer is over, and what do we have to look forward to now? Just imagine it: 10-degree temperatures, icy slush to drive ...

November 12, 2015 | Garth Haslem | Hot Topics

'Illuminae' is a cinematic, thrilling read unlike any other

The Internal Revenue Service might be the one to thank for the creation of the recently released young adult science fiction novel “Illuminae: The Illuminae ...

November 10, 2015 | Hikari Loftus Deseret News | Hot Topics

Creating a plan leads to saving money on remodeling

Most of us are all too familiar with living on a budget. Successfully living on a budget is not blindly spending until the money is ...

November 09, 2015 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics

How to use time more meaningfully

In daily life, too often we make a list, hurry through the day to accomplish it, then fall into bed at night only to start ...

November 06, 2015 | Connie Sokol | Hot Topics

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